India North West Frontier 1935 subjugation of the Faqir of Alingar and Palestine Arab Rebellion pair awarded to Sergeant R. Hone, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, who saw service as a Private on the North West Frontier of India between Feb...

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India North West Frontier 1935 subjugation of the Faqir of Alingar and Palestine Arab Rebellion pair awarded to Sergeant R. Hone, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, who saw service as a Private on the North West Frontier of India between February and October 1935 in the subjugation of the Faqir of Alingar amongst other matters, and then as a Sergeant in Palestine during the Arab Rebellion. He was still with the 2nd Battalion in Egypt in January 1940 shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War.

India General Service Medal 1908-1935, 1 Clasp: North West Frontier 1935; (3309351 PTE. R. HONE. H.L.I.); General Service Medal 1918-1962, GVI 1st type bust, 1 Clasp: Palestine; (3309351 SJT. R. HONE. H.L.I.)

Condition: slight contact wear, Good Very Fine.

Awarded to Private later Sergeant (No.3309351) R. Hone, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, who saw service as a Private on the North West Frontier of India between February and October 1935 in the subjugation of the Faqir of Alingar amongst other matters, and then as a Sergeant in Palestine during the Arab Rebellion. His medal for India was claimed at Peshawar in November 1936, and his one for Palestine in Egypt in January 1940 when he was still on service with the 2nd Battalion.

With the Second World War, the 2nd Battalion moved to Egypt early in the war and saw action at the Battle of Keren in March 1941. It then transferred to the Western Desert and saw combat at the Battle of Knightsbridge in June 1942 and the Battle of Fuka in July 1942. It took part in the Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943 and, after a period in Yugoslavia, Albania, and Greece, took part in the final advance into Northern Italy.